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About Fort Pillow

I think that I’ve said here before that, with a few exceptions, I’m not very good about observing anniversaries. Perhaps I should improve on that. I knew that Fort Pillow’s sesquicentennial came and went last weekend and said nothing about it. 1,110 more words

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The View from the Missouri Frontier

People in western Missouri wanted Kansas for themselves. To some of them, that meant also wanting it for slavery. To others, having it meant that slavery would come and they could live with that. 690 more words

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Two Ways to Destroy Popular Sovereignty

If yesterday’s post about how things in Kansas might all work out happily in the end left anybody nodding, rest assured that things did not work out anything like that. 719 more words

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Stephen Douglas Declares War

If Stephen Douglas threw the future of Kansas as free soil into doubt with the Kansas-Nebraska Act, he left open the possibility that freedom would prevail. 758 more words

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William Henry Seward Declares War

What would happen to Kansas? Would it go free, as Stephen Douglas predicted? Would it go slave, as the Missouri slaveholders just over the river hoped? 514 more words

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Storms Make Messes

We have yet to finish with 1854, that remarkable year when everything happened at once and flowed together into everything else into a confused mix where the South and the Democracy had their great triumph over… 764 more words

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The Nicaragua-Cuba Connection, Part Six

Original Stealing Cuba: parts 123456 and revisited.

The Nicaragua-Cuba Connection: parts 12… 641 more words

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